Ok I believe I have a problem. I lost my favorite drake today- I think the cold got to him because he was thin. My other drake is disgustingly fat. Last week I lost my youngest duck. I believe I have some really heavy ducks that are over eating and leaving not enough for the smaller less pushy ducks. My ducks have always been pigs cleaning up whatever food I put out for them. Last fall I really wanted to get them switched to free feeding so I just fed them as much as they could eat until they wouldn't clean it up. A couple of them ate until the point they could hardly move so that didn't work-especially since I use my ducks for herding! So I went back to feeding them rations. I currently feed approx 2# of fodder a day plus 1# of layer plus kitchen scraps -but if one duck eats 1/3 or 1/2 of the rations the others may not get enough! Any suggestions on switching these ducks to a free feeding program without a couple killing themselves from engorgement? I plan on getting more ducks this spring and definitely want a free freeding program.